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baleen:

see whalewhale,
aquatic mammal of the order Cetacea, found in all oceans of the world. Members of this order vary greatly in size and include the largest animals that have ever lived. Cetaceans never leave the water, even to give birth.
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baleen

[be′lēn]
(vertebrate zoology)
A horny substance, growing as fringed filter plates suspended from the upper jaws of whalebone whales. Also known as whalebone.

baleen

whalebone
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The newfound fossil whale, which measures just nine feet (three meters) long, shares the same distinct jaw and skull structures as today's baleens.
The research conducted by Dr Fitzgerald supports Charles Darwin's speculation in 'The Origin of Species', that some of the earliest baleen whales may have been suction feeders, and that their mud grubbing served as a precursor to the filter feeding of today's giants of the deep.
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Another 62 samples came from six species of baleen whales, which eat tiny organisms filtered from water by comb-like mouth structures.
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The existence of these dense patches is extremely important to the whales: Right whales feed by swimming with their mouths open, filtering prey out of the water with their baleen.
If we succeed, tens of thousands of hours of underwater recordings that were acquired in Antarctic waters by autonomous recorders during the last decade will gain scientific interpretation and allow to analyze the ecology, behavior and population development of this most abundant but probably least investigated of all baleen whale species.
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The whale would certainly have been able to catch very large prey, like baleen whales, of which there were plenty in the locality.